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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Exhibition Pop-up Cafe

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Tasty morsels may be Afghanistan's best kept secret
Afghan Tea Cart
Whether you venture in to Melbourne Museum's current showcase, Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures, or not, you can still sample the tastes of the country. After entering the museum foyer head down the escalators to your right and you'll find a café has taken up residence at the entrance to the exhibition area.

Mourgh Deligh
On the menu you'll find lunch treats like Afghanistan's national dish Qabili Pilan (Lamb stew), Mough Deligh (chicken), and Afghanistani bread stuffed with leek and lentils and served with yoghurt on the side.

Sweet tooths will be satisfied with a rosewater and orange curd tart, or my choice -Halwa and Zardak Pudding (rosewater, cardamom and carrot) which was moist, delicious, and set off quite beautifully with sweet yoghurt.
Halwa and Zardak Pudding

Small details make reference to the exhibition, from terracotta serving dishes, ceramic coffee cups, woven chairs and sugar containers in coloured glass containers on the tables.

The café will exist only as long as the exhibition runs (until 28th July) and offers a lunch alternative for those moseying about the Exhibition Gardens.
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Why? The Taste of Afghanistan
Phone: 131102
Where: Melbourne Museum lower foyer
Your Comment
For memory its $16 (less for students), but you can check on my preview article about the exhibition: Cheers.
by Lucy Graham (score: 2|277) 2426 days ago
wow. how much is the event? is it normal museum pricing?
by newintstudents (score: 2|474) 2426 days ago
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